“To wait in silence is to bid farewell to earthly conversation and attention. It is that vital bridge that takes us from a carnal world to a spiritual world. This silent surrendering of the soul to God opens the door to the “higher plane” of His divine love.”
From my morning readings in “The Hour That Changes the World”, by Dick Eastman.
It seems like I always need something to listen to. I even play music to go to sleep. Silence feels threatening to me. But I am learning to embrace silence when sitting in prayer. I hope that soon I will be able to hear His voice in the silences I am able to allow.
Prayer is about offering ourselves as a conduit to God. It’s also about changing ourselves to become more fit conduits, allowing Him to change us. That is how we can best glorify Him, by showing how He changes us and works through us. And what joy I have found in the times I have so far found to allow that outpouring!